MLT has a powerful network of more than 8,000 talented and dynamic professionals of color. As an alum, you have access to resources and services specifically designed with MLTers in mind. MLT is here to support you, whether you need career advice, want to connect with your peers, or seek ways to give back. If you cannot find what you need, the Alumni Engagement team is more than happy to assist.
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Meet Your Alumni Team
Desirée Stolar, Sr. Director of Alumni Strategy & Engagement
Desiree Stolar joined Management Leadership for Tomorrow (MLT) in August 2016 leading alumni strategy and engagement efforts. She currently helps drive MLT initiatives related to data sustainability, regional chapter engagement, alumni civic engagement, and special event planning.
Prior to MLT, Desiree led an e-commerce venture that she took all the way to a winning deal on “Shark Tank” while in business school. She spent several years in the consumer insights and brand strategy space serving multiple Fortune 500 companies. Meanwhile, she served on the UVA Madison House Alumni Board for over 30,000 alumni, including three years as the Chair, and advised business school applicants as a specialist consultant for Veritas Prep.
She holds a B.A. from the University of Virginia and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School. Mrs. Stolar is married and has a son.
Victoria Hefty, Director of Professional Development
Victoria has spent most of her career in strategy and consulting, gaining experience at Cigna, Booz & Company, and Independence Blue Cross, and working on notable projects for Fortune 100 companies. She launched her career at Lehman Brothers, is an MBA Prep alum, and graduated with an MBA from The University of Chicago Booth School of Business. As a Professional Development Director, she aspires to give MLT alumni clarity on the next steps in their journey while challenging them to be curious and intentional as they develop their careers. She particularly enjoys coaching professionals who have mastered the “how-to” but are struggling to figure out the “what now?”. Whether you want to change careers, return to the workforce, or take small but deliberate steps before making a leap, Victoria wants you to embrace your background and career decisions with confidence.
Siena Dean, Sr. Associate of Community Engagement
Siena serves as the Sr. Associate of Community Engagement. Previously Siena held consultative and administrative coordination roles at KIPP National and CLEAResult. Within the KIPP Foundation, she supported strategic framework creation to enable successful alumni engagement and skill development programs. Her passion for diversity, inclusion, and equal access to opportunities for underserved communities is underscored by her robust volunteer and internship history. Her volunteer and internship roles include Girls Inc., New York State Black, and Puerto Rican Legislative Caucus, William Floyd Learning Center, Albany City Rocks, and APEX History Museum. Within these roles, Siena was responsible for a myriad of activities with a common focus on academic support and self-development.
Ms. Dean holds a Bachelors Degree in History from Spelman College. In her spare time, she enjoys watching movies based on historical events and spending time with family.
Maria Razo, Associate Director of Alumni Engagement
Maria Razo joined Management Leadership for Tomorrow (MLT) in April 2021 and serves as the Associate Director of Alumni Engagement.
Maria began her career in school operations, serving the students of turn-around high schools in Watts and South Los Angeles. She developed the teams and systems that enabled the smooth operations of her schools, empowering the schools’ leaders to dedicate their time to coaching the teachers to better serve the students. Through serving these communities, she developed her purpose, which is to create methods of social mobility for underserved and under-resourced communities.
Prior to MLT, Maria served as the associate director of the Alumni Network Impact team for The Broad Center, where she worked with a nationwide network of ~1,000 senior leaders from the largest school systems to create the programming and leadership development opportunities that enabled them to empower the thousands of students they serve.
Maria holds a B.A. and is a proud alumna of California State University, Long Beach.
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